Posted by Jim H
on April 06, 2000 at 03:28:01:
In Reply to: Re: I am miserable.......HELP!!!! It's allergy season !!!!! posted by Jim H. on March 31, 2000 at 21:06:25:
: There is a cold remedy called Zicam that I have found helps my allergies tremendously. It is a nasal gel based on zinc and it was very effective on a couple of colds this season. They were gone in a couple days. While I was using Zicam to treat those colds I found that I could breathe much better than normal so I started using it at bedtime and found that I didn't have the usual congestions and didn't have to breathe through my mouth all night and end up with a dry tongue in the morning.
: Now I use it regularly at bedtime and whenever my nose feels stuffy. My nose feel a little runny for a couple of minutes after I use it but then it is open for hours afterwards. I have even tested it by using it on one nostril and not the other and find that I can breathe through the one with the Zicam but not the other.
: It has no side effects. It cost $9.99 at RiteAid and one bottle has 120 doses which lasts 2 to three months the way I use it for allergies and which will treat 2 to 3 colds. I hope this helps and I sure understand your problem.